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by NS_Tutor_Sophia
Mon Dec 31, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: Questions about Exams
Topic: Full Length 4 CP Q40
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Views: 1111

Full Length 4 CP Q40

A student recently asked us about the flow of electrons relative to the positioning of the cathode and anode in the following question: "A galvanic cell is constructed in which the anode is positioned on the right, while the cathode is on the left. The two half-cells are separated by a salt bridge. ...
by NS_Tutor_Sophia
Fri Dec 28, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: Questions about Exams
Topic: Full Length 1 QR Q25
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Views: 1054

Full Length 1 QR Q25

A student recently asked us about the following question: "If m = |n|, and m and n are both integers, which of the following CANNOT be true?" The student asked if m = 4 and n = 1 would satisfy the equation m = n + 3, making choice D incorrect. However, the prompt states that m = |n|, and therefore m...
by NS_Tutor_Sophia
Tue Dec 25, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: Questions about Exams
Topic: General Biology QBank Q45
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Views: 983

General Biology QBank Q45

A student recently asked us why low [ATP] does not reduce the rate of glycolysis as the answer to the following question: "A deficiency in which of these listed reactants will likely reduce the rate of glycolysis?" There are two ways to answer this question. One is the mechanistic answer from a bioc...
by NS_Tutor_Sophia
Tue Dec 25, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: Questions about Exams
Topic: Full Length 2 CR Q22
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Views: 964

Full Length 2 CR Q22

A student recently asked us why the answer to the question, "Based upon the passage, which of the following statements is the author most likely to believe?" is not Choice D ("Wagner's extreme self-discipline was matched only by Hugo's."). The answer to this question is simply that the author doesn'...
by NS_Tutor_Sophia
Tue Dec 25, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: Questions about Exams
Topic: General Chemistry QBank Q2
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Views: 1030

General Chemistry QBank Q2

A student recently asked us why we only consider the mass of the neutrons to answer the following question: "In a theoretical procedure, one-half of the uncharged nucleons in a chlorine-35 atom are isolated and weighed. Noting that the mass of a proton is 1.672 × 10-27 kg while that of a neutron is ...
by NS_Tutor_Sophia
Fri Dec 21, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: Questions about Exams
Topic: Full Length 3 BP Q32
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Views: 1002

Full Length 3 BP Q32

A student recently asked us about how the length and myelination status affect conduction velocity for the following question: "Two nerves, one in the parasympathetic nervous system and one in the sympathetic nervous system, are both found to have myelinated pre-ganglionic cells and unmyelinated pos...
by NS_Tutor_Sophia
Fri Dec 21, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: Questions about Exams
Topic: Full Length 3 CP Q5
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Views: 1005

Full Length 3 CP Q5

A student recently asked us why the answer is 2 for the question: "Which of the carbon(s) in 2-methylundecanal below is (are) chiral?" This question must be read carefully, as it asks not how many carbons are chiral, but which of the numbered carbons in 2-methylundecanal is chiral. Only one carbon i...
by NS_Tutor_Sophia
Tue Dec 18, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: Questions about Exams
Topic: Full Length 1 CP Q12
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Views: 1056

Full Length 1 CP Q12

A student recently asked us how we ought to know the dipole moment for dimethyl amine the question: "Which of the following compounds has the smallest molecular dipole moment?" While the dipole moment for dimethyl amine is not given in the table passage, the dipole moments of the other three answer ...
by NS_Tutor_Sophia
Thu Dec 06, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Writing a Conclusion on the PCAT Essay
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Views: 1103

Writing a Conclusion on the PCAT Essay

A student recently emailed us to ask for tips on writing a conclusion on the PCAT essay. This is a great question! An acceptable conclusion will summarize the information presented in the body paragraphs of the essay. A strong conclusion, however, might not present new evidence or new proposals, but...
by NS_Tutor_Sophia
Tue Dec 04, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: Questions about Exams
Topic: Full Length 5 CP Q15
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Views: 1074

Full Length 5 CP Q15

A student recently asked us why the correct answer should have approximately equal proportions of a weak acid and its conjugate base for the following question: "Which of the following solutions would create an effective buffer?" The answer to this question is that a buffer is more effective (has mo...